Which are you? A Thermostat or a Thermometer

Leadership Tip

Close Up Of Female Hand On Central Heating Thermostat


Thermometers report the temperature while a thermostat is designed to bring the temperature into a prescribed range. As a leader which do you do, report on the conditions or do you do what is necessary to move things to where they need to be?


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